Residency Open Sessions: Larkhall at 3pm and Ulita - Sister at 4pm
Saturday 24 Jul 2021 3pm
Join us for two showings of work in progress developed this week as part of Snape Residencies.
Postclassical piano meets creative code in the spellbinding world of composer Larkhall. Specially designed algorithms interpret the sounds of each performance into rich, evolving visuals that unfold in real time. The result is a moving, immersive experience blending new classical music, tech and visual art. His 2019 album The Sea Was Never Blue hit the #2 spot on the iTunes Classical chart and was described as ‘Vividly beautiful’ and ‘Exceptional… very powerful, something you need to experience.’
This Open Session will take place at 3pm in the Peter Pears Recital Room
Following the session, we move to the Britten Studio for:
Ulita – Sister
Sister is a 2-act, musically-driven show about a brother and sister, who live on opposite sides of the world, and so only speak over the phone/internet. When we meet them, the brother, a painter, is preparing for his first solo show– an exhibition drawing on their childhood. Sister is about the intensity, power-play and emotional landscape of a sibling relationship, set against the backdrop of his anxiety, her propensity for stretching the truth, and the shadows of their shared memories. Sister will be written for 2 actor/singers, an eight-piece improvising chamber orchestra and abstract textural visuals. For this Residency, Ulita are joined by Sheffield-based dramaturg Elin Schofield in developing Sister, and are excited to welcome their cast – Matthew Durkin as Brother, and Eva Scott as Sister. This residency is a continuation of Ulita’s Festival of New project development.
This Open Session will take place at 4pm in the Britten Studio